Portrait of Tara June Winch

Tara June Winch

Tara June Winch is a 25-year-old writer of Wiradjuri, Afghan and English descent. Her work has won many awards including the International Rolex Mentor and Protégé Award, which saw her work under the guidance of Nobel Laureate and UNESCO ambassador Wole Soyinka.

She is published widely in anthologies and is due to release a second novel following 2006’s Swallow the Air.

Tara sits on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board, is Ambassador for Indigenous Literacy Project, the Premiers Reading Challenge and is studying a Masters in Literature.

She is the founder of her own non-profit called 1000.org which is an advocacy project of 1000 of the world’s most inspiring women writers, journalists and educators who facilitate literacy and education programs in their own regions and languages, and lobby their governments, with a global support network, for education for girls and women. She is also a mother.